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Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 5th Edition offers the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination. This new edition offers numerous content updates throughout the text to keep you up-to-date on the latest topics and best practices. Plus hundreds of illustrations, alert boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information.

  • Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress.
  • Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.
  • Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings.
  • Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures.
  • Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content.
  • Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.
  • NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, and childhood obesity.
  • NEW! Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes including QSEN KSAs (knowledge, skills, attitudes) provide the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
  • NEW! Medication Alerts stress medication safety concerns for better therapeutic management.
  • NEW! Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
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Reviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This essential review of pediatrics and obstetrics uses numerous illustrations and critical thinking exercises with real-life situations to encourage student comprehension. This update of a 2006 edition reflects changes in nursing and knowledge with significant input from clinicians, educators, and students.
Purpose: The book specifically covers newborns through adolescents and women during their reproductive years.
Audience: The intention is to provide nursing students with the information and skills necessary to become competent and caring nurses. In addition, the book tries to facilitate critical thinking among nursing students in pediatrics and obstetrics.
Features: Strengths of this book include the critical thinking exercises, the evidence-based practice boxes, and discussion of home care and family centered care as well as complementary therapies. Numerous color illustrations and photographs enhance the text.
Assessment: This book is exceptionally well done. As a revised edition, it reflects the most current thinking in obstetrics and pediatrics, i.e., family centered care and atraumatic care. Topics are covered well and the book reads easily with special features such as home care guidelines and medication guides to facilitate student learning and comprehension.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323057202
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/24/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1864
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 Maternity Nursing


  1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing
  2. Community Care: The Family and Culture

  4. Assessment and Health Promotion
  5. Reproductive System Concerns
  6. Infertility, Contraception, and Abortion

  8. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development
  9. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
  10. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy
  11. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
  12. Assessment of High Risk Pregnancy
  13. High Risk Perinatal Care: Preexisting Conditions
  14. High Risk Perinatal Care: Gestational Conditions

  16. Labor and Birth Processes
  17. Pain Management
  18. Fetal Assessment During Labor
  19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth
  20. Labor and Birth Complications

  22. Maternal Physiologic Changes
  23. Nursing Care of the Family during the Postpartum Period
  24. Transition to Parenthood
  25. Postpartum Complications

  27. Physiologic Adaptations of the Newborn
  28. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
  29. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding
  30. The High Risk Newborn


  32. 21st Century Pediatric Nursing
  33. Family, Social, Cultural, and Religious Influences on Child Health Promotion
  34. Developmental and Genetic Influences on Child Health Promotion

  36. Communication, History, and Physical Assessment
  37. Pain Assessment and Management

  39. The Infant and Family
  40. The Toddler and Family
  41. The Preschooler and Family
  42. The School-Age Child and Family
  43. The Adolescent and Family

  45. Chronic Illness, Disability, and End-of-Life Care
  46. Cognitive and Sensory Impairment
  47. Family-Centered Care of the Child During Illness and Hospitalization
  48. Pediatric Variations of Nursing Interventions

  50. Respiratory Dysfunction
  51. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
  52. Cardiovascular Dysfunction
  53. Hematologic and Immunologic Dysfunction
  54. Genitourinary Dysfunction
  55. Cerebral Dysfunction
  56. Endocrine Dysfunction
  57. Integumentary Dysfunction
  58. Musculoskeletal or Articular Dysfunction
  59. Neuromuscular or Muscular Dysfunction

Appendix A: Growth Measurements

Appendix B: Common Laboratory Tests

Appendix C: Pediatric Vital Signs and Parameters

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